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Mother’s Day Delight

Mother’s Day Delight

To me it always looked like Mother’s day is another fad sold well by our marketer’s. A little research on the net and I know how wrong my perception is.

Motherhood has always been celebrated. In prehistoric times the mother Goddess was worshiped as the creator of life. Female goddess figures are found in many archaeological digs. In ancient Greece Rhea was revered as the mother goddess and in ancient Rome it was Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus, and another mother goddess known as Cybele.

Most mothering festivals in early history were in the springtime to celebrate the rebirth of the land and the beginning of the most fertile time of the year. These festivities honoured the goddess in all women.

The modern version of Mother’s Day with families bringing flowers on Mother’s Day and gifts can be traced back to seventeenth century in England. Mothering Sunday was the fourth Sunday in Lent…a special day when all the strict rules about fasting and penance were put aside. Older children, who were away from home learning a trade or working as servants, were allowed to return home for Mothering Sunday. The family gathered for a mid-Lenten feast with Mother as the special guest. Along with a rare visit from her children, mothers were given treats of cakes and wildflower bouquets. While ‘Mothering Sunday’ is still celebrated, most now know it as Mother’s Day.

The International Mother’s day is always on May 11. In the U.S., there is even an official Mother’s-In-Law-Day on fourth Sunday in October. So this Mother’s day if you are planning to have something special for your Mother, Mother-In-Law, or for the mother of your kids…go ahead.

I lost my mom last year and whatever I may do now, I will never be able to get all those beautiful dishes she cooked, her selfless love, and the security of getting into her nest. While it is time, appreciate and have a gala time till you can.

If you are planning to take your mom out for a meal, choose from the interesting options below. BTW, Mother’s day this year is on 13th May’12, Sunday


Shiro, Samrat Hotel, New Delhi

The fine dining pan-Asian restaurant, Shiro has planned the perfect love-filled Mother’s Day Sunday brunch by the poolside. This Sunday, Shiro is dedicating a sumptuous buffet to honour all mothers in the capital. Special delicacies prepared by the Chef will be served in the menu. From free flowing sparkling champagne to lip-smacking chocolate desserts, Shiro invites everyone to celebrate the most special woman in your life who has always been there and holds a special place in your heart.

As you enjoy some great retro music, Shiro will serve you a filling spread with delectable dishes like Prawns with Kaffir lime, Chicken with Malaysian Sambal, Lamb Dumplings with wood smoked BBQ sauce, Chicken Buldak, Tofu in spicy Korean bean paste, sweet chilly potatoes, thereby making this Mother’s Day perfect and complete in the true sense. Pamper yourself with a special foot spa, which will rejuvenate your senses. Gifts are a beautiful expression of one’s heartfelt feelings for a loved one. Hence, this wonderful occasion, Shiro will showcase its heartiest feelings towards all the loving mothers with exciting goodie bags and ‘Best mom’ certificates.  Also get a chance to get clicked for a beautiful family portrait.

Address: Shiro, Samrat Hotel, KautilyaMarg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Brunch for One- Rs 1750 plus taxes.

Reservations: 01126876310 and 011 26876311

Cafe Uno, Shangri-La’s, New Delhi

  • Sumptuous buffet brunch with live stations
  • Sparkling Champagne
  • Lots of kids activities like Kings castle, cookies making, tattoo making and so on.
  • Live cook out session by Shubhra Krishnan
  • Gift Hampers and vouchers by Nature’s Basket
  • A flea market at the Alfresco
  • A Tarot Card reader

An addition to the gala brunch is a live cookout session by Shubhra Krishnan, author of the latest cook book Thinner Dinner published. The 30-minute cookout will showcase some easy to make quick recipes for mums, followed by a quick Q&A with a chance for winners to receive gift hampers from Nature’s Basket.

Pricing: The Brunch prices start from INR 2250/- for adults & INR 1350/- for kids (6 years to 12 years)

Timing: 1100 hours till 1600 hours

Reservations: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi on (+91 11 4119 1010)

Ardor Resto Bar & Lounge

Ardor Resto Bar & Lounge has come up with an innovative idea with which you treat your Mom at Ardor and share her favourite desert recipe. The lucky recipe will be featured in the Ardor’s menu for one month with name of the lucky Mom.

Address: N-55/56, Outer Circle, CP, Next to Fitness First, New Delhi


Cusine: Ardor Resto bar offers Indian, European, Italian and Far East cuisine. Select what your mother loves.

S18, Radisson Blu MBD, Noida:

A special Mother’s Day lunch with unlimited Ciroc Martinis and Sparkling Wine.

The menu at The Mother’s Day l/brunch brings in choice dishes from across the world, start off with Vietnamese salad of shrimp, cabbage and peanuts, and Chicken salad with green olives, cherry and port dressing. The main course offers a wide selection of salads like Grilled peppers, eggplant and zucchini with lemon in a raspberry vinaigrette, Fingerling Potato Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing and Grandma’s sweet corn and broccoli salad. A selection of scrumptious Indian starters are followed by an array of Indian and Western dishes like Marwari Gatta Kadhi, MurghBadami Korma, Mother’s Day Special Rajasthani Laal Maas, Mother’s special Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, and Baked Yellow Squash with Creamy Basil Sauce.
The dessert selection offers the mouth-watering specialties from across the world, with Muhallabiyan (Lebanon), Chilled pear soup with cheese and nut dumplings (Russia), Crunchy caramel chocolate cake (Greece), Mix berry cobbler (Great Britain) as well as Indian desserts like Kesari Phirnee and Malpua with Danedar Rabri.

Address: S-18, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Sector 18, Noida

Timings: 12:30PM TO 4:00PM

Price: Rs 2100 plus taxes per head

Lemon Twist, Noida:

Get a special discount of 15% on the entire bill for both Lunch and Dinner.

Address: Lemon Twist, H-1A/16, Sector – 63, Noida, Opp. CORENTHUM/J. P. Institute

Timings: 12:00pm to 3:15pm & 7:00pm to 11:15pm

Reservations: 0120-4217500/501/300



Pre Book Lunch or Dinner on Mother’s Day with Us and we will make it most special experience with reserved table , A Personalized Cake , A Foot massage , Serenade from our Singer and a special gift.

ONLY FOR LUNCH: Mom pays 50% of the Brunch price only.

(KYLIN PREMIER SUNDAZE TABLE BRUNCH Make your Sunday perfect at KYLIN PREMIER with free flowing sparkling wine & cocktails!! Teppanyaki Grill Salad Bar Sushi On Table Dim sums Galore Woks Tempura Mongolian Counter Kids special menu & activities Main course of your choice (choose from exotic vegetables & gourmet meats cooked the way you like) Desserts and tea

Pricing Per Person: Rs 1995 + tax (With Alcohol) Timings :12 Noon to 4pm )

Address Kylin Premier The tepapnyaki Gril 3rd Floor Ambienece mall Vasant kunj

Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight

Reservations: 9871757744, 9311159546


Offer: A complimentary Chef’s dessert

Treat your mother with delectable cuisine at Indian Accent and get Doda Barfi Treacle Tart free.

Timing: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Address and Telephone:

77 Friends Colony (West), New Delhi 110065; T: +91 11 4323 5151, +91 9871117968


DRIFT, Epicentre – Gurgaon

Special: Sunday Brunch with live music.

Timing: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Address and Telephone:

Epicentre at Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon; T: +91 124 2715100

CHOR BIZARRE, Delhi & Noida

Offer: A complimentary privilege card of Chor Bizarre giving a 20 % lifetime discount.

Timing: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Address and Telephone:

Chor Bizarre Delhi: Hotel Broadway, 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi – 110002; T: 43663600

Chor Bizarre Noida: Savoy Suites, Sec – 16, Noida; T: 01204208720


Hakkasan, Mumbai

The exclusive Mother’s Day menu has been designed by Hakassan’s internationally trained chefs and offers a variety of world-class dishes including mouthwatering roast duck dumpling, preserved jelly fish with smoke duck and homemade vegetable tofu with sweet chilli sauce. The menu offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian authentic Cantonese specialties.

Hakkasan’s Special Menu for Mother’s Day

Dim sum- Roast duck dumpling, Pan fried vegetarian bao (v), Black fungus veg dumpling (v), Soup- Seafood yellow broth, Main Course – Preserved jelly fish with smoke duck, Stir-fry tofu with French beans (v), Atlantic scallop and prawn cake, Homemade vegetable tofu with sweet chilli sauce (V), Dessert – Warm Chocolate, Fondant with marmalade and Pistachio ice-cream

Address: Hakkasan, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Bandra, Mumbai 400050.

Reservations: 91 22 2644 4444/2644 4445


Pawan Soni is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. He is a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is also the Founder of The Big F Awards. The Big F Awards are the biggest Restaurant and Food Awards started by a non commercial - Non Media entity. He also owns and manages Gurgaon Food Freak, Indian Food Bloggers Network, Gurgaon Wine Club, Mumbai Food Freak, Ranchi Food Freak, Hyderabad Food Freak, Bangalore Food Freak, Gurgaon Travel Freak, and Noida Food Freak, Chandigarh Food Freak amongst many other on Facebook.
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